Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast at St. Edward Catholic School
St. Edward Catholic School celebrated Shrove Tuesday with their annual Pancake Breakfast to start off the season of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday falls 47 days before Easter Sunday. The name Shrove comes from the old word “shrive” which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.
Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration as well as penitence because it’s the last day before Lent. Throughout Canada and in other countries as well, people would eat on foods that traditionally aren’t allowed during Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
A huge thank you goes out to Rita and Maurice Desroches who dedicate their time to prepare this special meal year after year. The staff and students are very lucky to have such wonderful volunteers!